9 comics that hilariously show our love/hate relationship with the internet.

The internet can be a wonderful, joy-filled, treasure trove of amazement.

But it can also be a dirge of sadness, anxiety, and general ennui.

In these hilarious comics, Sara Zimmerman of Unearthed Comics gives some insight into the pains, joys, and anxiety that we’ve all experienced online.

Science fiction writer William Gibson wrote in a prescient story for the New York Times way back in 1996: “As new technologies search out and lace over every interstice in the net of global communication, we find ourselves with increasingly less excuse for ... slack."


We share ourselves online in the hopes of being liked, but we are all terrified of being judged and being disliked, and it's hard to cut ourselves and the world some slack.

The internet allows us to connect with friends and family around the globe, watch the latest adorable video of a bulldog riding a skateboard, or ignore the endless pileup of emails in our inboxes.  

That's why Zimmerman poignantly uses “The Eye of Sauron” as a metaphor for our anxiety over sharing some photos on Facebook. Because we’ve all had that nagging desire to have power over how many people like our post.

So here are some refreshing comics to give you some perspective on our love/hate relationship with the internet:

1. Love may be one thing we can count on to protect us.

All images by Sara Zimmerman/Unearthed Comics.

2. Being ahead of the game is important.

3. And knowing what works best is a good start.

4. Compassion is key for an enjoyable ride.

5. The simple things don't always turn out the way you plan.

6. It's good to have some perspective.

7. Job descriptions can be flexible.

8. Being productive has different meanings.

9. Time management can get complicated on the web.

These comics are a reminder of how silly the internet really is.

As of June 2016, Facebook reported having over 1.13 billion daily active users. That's a lot of people using just Facebook, let alone the rest of the internet. As technology becomes more ubiquitous around the globe we all grow a little closer but also share in the frustrations that digital communication holds.

So in light of everything the internet offers us, I think we should cut ourselves a little slack when it comes to our relationship with it.

Everyone has heard stories of the strange and intense food cravings women get when pregnant. There's the pregnant woman who had to have dill pickles dipped in ice cream or the one who couldn't make it through the night without a bucket of a specific type of fried chicken.

Researchers have yet to lock down the exact reason why pregnant women have these seemingly unnatural cravings, but there are a few reasons that are often cited. Women who are pregnant experience heightened senses of smell and taste that can have a direct effect on their appetites.

Some researchers believe their bodies may be craving specific nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy. Others have suggested that dietary requests at odd hours may be a way for a pregnant person to develop a supportive bond with their partner before the baby arrives.

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